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Apple’s iTunes store hits record 25 billionth downloaded song, lucky guy wins €10k voucher

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Some would say that Apple sprung back to life way before the iPhone came along and the main culprit for that was the iPod. Well it couldn’t have done it without the iTunes music store, which is having a great reason to celebrate today.

Apple just announced that the store has officially reached 25 billion song downloads. Read more »

Here’s how the evasi0n jailbreak works, as told by one of its authors

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Have you ever thought about how the latest evasi0n jailbreak actually works and what it took the evad3rds team members to overcome the hardened defenses of Apple’s latest devices? One of the team members, David Wang, a.k.a. @planetbeing, who was one of the two people who were personally responsible for finding the exploit in Apple’s code, sat down for an interview with fellow tech journalists and explained the whole process.

The evasi0n jailbreak was launched only 2 days ago. More than 1.7 million iOS devices were jailbroken in the first 24 hours, according to Cydia’s download stats. What’s more – the half of that number was reached in mere six hours of the release of the jailbreak tool. Read more »

Cydia servers struggle with staggering traffic in post-jailbreak hours

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Yesterday evasi0n was finally released to free all iOS 6.0/6.1 devices (iPhone 5 and latest iPads included) and it’s being enjoying some serious popularity. In fact so many users have jailbroken their iDevices that Cydia servers are unable to catch up with the demand.

The numbers are insane – Cydia creator Jay Freeman (saurik) has shared on Twitter that he’s seeing 14 thousand hits per second. Read more »

evasi0n jailbreak brings the Weather app out of hiding on some iPad’s

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After the evad3rs team unleashed the first-even untetherered iOS 6 jailbreak come to light yesterday, some iPad users that have already taken advantage of it are reporting that the Weather app has popped back on their springboards.

While some think the jailbreak has installed the app on the iPad’s homescreen, in reality it has always been there only it was hidden so far. Read more »

128GB Apple iPad with Retina Display now available for $799 with Wi-Fi and $929 with LTE

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Apple recently unveiled a 128 GB variant of its iPad with Retina Display and the good news is it has just hit the company’s online Store and you can grab yours right now.

The Wi-Fi only version of the 128GB Apple iPad 4 is priced at $799, while the LTE variant costs a hefty $929. Read more »

‘Little Inferno’ for iPad game review

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Little Inferno made its public debut last year as one of the launch titles for the Nintendo Wii U. Made by the designers of the popular game World of Goo and Henry Hatsworth, the game was lauded for its unique gameplay and won many awards. After that it was released on Steam and has now made an appearance on the mobile platform with the iPad version.

There is a pyromaniac in every one of us and that’s whom the game is made for. You simply set fire to things in this game, and then do it in various combos to create bigger fires and earn more points. All of this is wrapped in a mysterious story that unfolds as the game progresses. Sounds interesting? Let’s find out more. Read more »

Epic Games releases Epic Citadel for Android with built-in benchmarking tool

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Almost three years after the launch of Epic Citadel for iOS, Epic Games has finally released the Android version of the app on the Google Play Store.

For those who are not aware, Epic Citadel is based on the Unreal Engine 3, and back when it was released on iOS, served as a way to highlight the capabilities of the engine on the mobile platform (it was later put into use in Infinity Blade). On the Android version, however, Epic Games has built-in a benchmarking utility, which helps gauge the performance of the hardware as well. Read more »

Temple Run 2 is the fastest growing mobile game after reaching 50 million downloads in 13 days

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Angry Birds Space just got stripped from its fastest growing mobile game laurels. Imangi Studios’ Temple Run 2 snagged the title away from Rovio by hitting 50 million downloads in 13 days – a cool 22 days quicker than what it took Angry Birds Space.

The impressive download count was achieved across Apple’s App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Market Place. Read more »

Angry Birds Star Wars gets updated with 20 new Hoth levels

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Angry Birds Star Wars has been updated today with the final 20 levels of the Hoth episode.

You’ll get 20 new addictive levels, two bonus ones you’ll need to unlock, and a boss fight. Read more »

Facebook gets twice as much advertising revenue from mobile ads in Q4

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Facebook was able to double its advertising revenue from its mobile ad platform during last years’ holiday quarter.

This is an indicator that their migration to handheld devices in the form of mobile applications is going pretty well so far. Read more »

An untethered iPhone 5, iPad mini jailbreak may be finally launching this weekend

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Ah, the iPhone 5 jailbreak is an unfulfilled dream of many, but it’s still as elusive as ever (the iPad mini one, just as well). Or are they? An independent dev group, which calls itself the Evad3rs, claims to have a jailbreak solution almost ready for the masses – called Evasi0n – and it should launch this very Sunday.

Not only that, but the jailbreak should work on all iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches running anything from iOS 6.0 to the latest iOS 6.1, as famous iOS community hacker MuscleNerd has confirmed personally on Twitter. Read more »

Does the BlackBerry Z10 look like the Apple iPhone 5?

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The BlackBerry Z10 is finally official and its announcement caused an argument here in the office. Since we couldn’t reach an agreement, we had to turn to you our readers and hope you would be kind enough to settle it for us. Take a look at the picture below.

On the left, we have the newly unveiled BlackBerry Z10 and on the right we have the Apple iPhone 5. The question is simple – does the Z10 look like the iPhone 5? The GSMArena team is split in two on the matter. Read more »

Apple iOS 6 now powering over 300 million iDevices

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With the availability of the iOS 6.1 update Apple announced the iOS 6 is now ticking inside more than 300 million devices worldwide.

Since there are about 500 million iGadgets out there, those running on iOS 6 account for 60% of the entire flock. Read more »

128GB Apple iPad with Retina Display is now official

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Apple has just made the 128GB edition of the iPad with Retina Display official.

The fourth-gen Apple tablet will not replace any of the already established storage capacity options of the slate, and will be sold alongside them. Read more »

Google Drive for iOS is now integrated with QuickOffice

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Drive, one of the more recent additions to the cloud storage club maintained by the search giant, now has an updated application for iOS to include QuickOffice integration.

Google has been working on bringing QuickOffice to Google Drive ever since it purchased it back in June of last year. Read more »